Champion and dual classic winner Real Quiet, who stood at Tom Simon's Vinery Farm near Lexington, will be relocated to Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for the 2003 breeding season. Seven-year-old Real Quiet will remain the property of a syndicate managed by ClassicStar president David Plummer. Taylor Made plans to buy an interest in the son of Quiet American.
"He is a champion racehorse that won grade I races at two, three, and four," said Ben Taylor about the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner. "We feel that with 116 yearlings and over 100 weanlings by him and 102 mares in foal to him, he's got the numbers to be able to make it. ClassicStar has in excess of 20 yearlings which they will place in the hands of the nation's leading trainers."
Real Quiet. who was produced from the Believe It mare Really Blue, stood at Vinery under a three-year management agreement, which expires at the end of the 2002 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. His 2002 fee was $15,000. Next year's fee has not been decided.
Vinery announced that three other stallions--Lord Carson, Sandpit, and Indian Charlie--also will be relocated for the 2003 breeding season. Vinery, which never owned any equity in Real Quiet, has minimal or no interest in Lord Carson, Sandpit, and Indian Charlie.
"We prefer to focus our support and attention on the stallions in which we have equity," said general manager Bates Newton. "With the addition of horses like Twining, Brahms, Scorpion, and Yonaguska, who will all stand in the same price range, it makes sense to pare our roster down and center our focus on these horses in which we have substantial equity."
Ten-year-old Lord Carson (Carson City--Bedgay's Lady, by Lord Gaylord) has sired four stakes winners, and 13-year-old Sandpit (Baynoun--Sand Dancer, by Green Dancer) is the sire of three stakes winners. Seven-year-old Indian Charlie (In Excess--Soviet Sojourn, by Leo Castelli) has sired one stakes winner.
Newton expects the relocation deals to be completed in a week or two.